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Why were we There?

  • Healthcare exclusion

Our Work


  • Médecins Sans Frontières opened an emergency inpatient feeding centre for children in Djibouti in 2008.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières' lobbying for the implementation of a preventive approach to malnutrition has resulted in the health ministry distributing ready-to-use supplementary food. This high-protein formulation contains all the nutrients children need and is proven effective in preventing malnutrition.
  • The team also gave technical support to the Ministry of Health so they could develop their own specialised nutrition programme.
  • Staff training, medicines and medical equipment were provided. 
  • The nutrition programme in Djibouti was handed over to the Ministry of Health in 2012.


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Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country from 2008 to 2012.